The Bapatla Engineering College was established in 1991. It is one of the seven educational institutions sponsored by the Bapatla Education Society. The college was initially affiliated to Andhra University and, from 1984, to Nagarjuna University. The college offers B.Tech. programmes in 9 faculties of Engineering- Civil, Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical which are twice AICTE-NBA accredited, Chemical Engineering, Information Technology which are accredited once and Bio-Technology. The college also offers Post Graduate programmes in Digital Communications & Signal Processing, Computer Science and CAD/CAM.
The college is widely acclaimed for its meticulous planning, resource scheduling and Institutional management. The College believes in adequate facilities being provided for the development, both of brain and brawn. Accordingly, spacious playgrounds and other amenities for diverse sports such as cricket, tennis, volley ball, basket ball, shuttle badminton etc., and athletics are made available on the campus. The college secured the highest percentage of marks (92%) in the university final year in first appearance. The college has been selected as a Network Institute for the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of the Ministry of Human Resources Development and the World Bank.